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Restaurant Bouchard

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French, Eclectic
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505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
401 846-0123
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome...
At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome signals your arrival. The restaurant serves fine French cuisine in a 1785 Georgian-style house.
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Visitor rating
  • 455
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food quality doesn't really live up to prices.

The food is overpriced. Not bad, but also not amazing, which it should be for what you pay. Portions are very small, even for fine dining standards. Service was good but slow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2012
J J
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Newport, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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554 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The food is overpriced. Not bad, but also not amazing, which it should be for what you pay. Portions are very small, even for fine dining standards. Service was good but slow.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I went to Bouchard with my boss and two other coworkers to have dinner during restaurant week. The restaurant looks like my grand mother's house - furniture and ambiance from the 1960s. The menu was interesting - traditional French. The food was good (nothing special). The presentation of the dishes, however, was from the 1970/80s. If the purpose of the... More 

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Fall River, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The place to go for the best French food anywhere around.

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Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We ate at Resturant Bouchard. I booked a table for 2 and asked for prime seating. Upon arrival, I was seated at a great table. The waiter was excellent, he recommended a good wine ( not the most expensive) that went well with dinner. Dinner was first rate French Cuisine.The chocolate soufflé was excellent and is highly recommended !!!

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Beacon, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This restaurant's website and reviews cannot do it justice. This was by far the nicest meal, wait staff, and dining experience I've had. Our waiter, (Maxwell I think??) was excellent in recommending main courses as well as wine to pair, and the same with dessert wines. The whole experience was enchanting. I only wish that we lived closer to enjoy... More 

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Newport
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I've been here twice. The service is top notch. Very professional. The food was small and... average. I was most disappointed with my over-cooked veal chop and sauce that was way more thin than what would have been good.

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N.Attleboro Ma.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

The restaurant was recomended by Dennis & Grant the owners of Hydranger House Inn( a spectaular Inn in Newport). A very quiet night in Newport. When we arrived we were the only people in the restaurant and had a chance to chat with our waiter Matt we got the history of the buisness and the chef owner. Always love hearing... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Exceptional service. The veal chops and duck were done to perfection. We ordered a souffle for dessert.......heaven.

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

My husband and I went for dinner there on our anniversary. We had one of the best meals ever! It was quiet and intimate. The food was incredible and the service impeccable. The wine list was above average. We will be back again. Thanks Bouchard's for making our fourth anniversary dinner so special and DELICIOUS!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We just ate here for our anniversary. The restaurant was quaint, elegant and quiet. The waiter was knowledgeable about all items including the wine list. We will definitely come back next time we are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401 846-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

Description

At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome signals your arrival. The restaurant serves fine French cuisine in a 1785 Georgian-style house.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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